World decathlon champion Kevin Mayer will start as the favourite at this weekend’s (15-16) Decastar meeting in Talence, France, the final meeting of the 2018 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Organisers are hoping that the most international field they've ever assembled will put the course records in jeopardy at the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon, and IAAF Gold Label road race, on Saturday (15).
Reigning champion Meselech Beyene of Ethiopia and her compatriot Fatuma Sado, winner of the 2014 edition, will both return to the Chinese capital aiming to capture another title at the Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (16).
Twenty-year-old Rai Benjamin currently sits joint number three on the all-time 400m hurdles lists following his sensational 47.02 clocking when winning the NCAA title in June. The US-born Benjamin, a dual national who has previously represented Antigua in international competition, talks about his athletics journey so far and just why he enjoys the intricacies of his event.
Over its decades-long history, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has been graced by some of the world’s greatest marathoners, but never an Olympic champion. That will all change on 21 October when Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich will race in this IAAF Gold Label event.
The dates for the fixtures in the 2018-2019 IAAF Cross Country Permit series have been confirmed.
Australian high jumper Brandon Starc has enjoyed a fabulous breakthrough season, clearing 2.36m to climb to equal third on this year’s world list. The 24-year-old looks back on a challenging 2017 campaign for his low moment and the sweet success he enjoyed on home ground at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for his high moment.
Australia’s former World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker reflects on this image taken when he and Renaud Lavillenie are set to share an embrace at the end of a titanic battle at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia.
Elimination racing in track and field is far from new. But it was new to Mohammed Ahmed on Sunday – and it felt, well, tough.
Een polsstokcompetitie pal in de Nederlandse stad Apeldoorn werd zondag stilgelegd nadat de Belgische atleet Guillaume Gobin naast de mat belandde. Hij werd afgevoerd naar het ziekenhuis waar zware verwondingen werden vastgesteld aan het hoofd.
Ethiopia’s Abebe Negewo broke the course record at the Minsk Half Marathon, while Kenya’s Sheila Jerotich became the first non-Belarusian winner of the women’s race at the IAAF Bronze Label event on Sunday (9).
Various innovations and changes in format resulted in two entertaining days of action at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018, but ultimately the teams from Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific could not compete with the might of the Americas as they won 18 of the 37 events on their way to lifting the trophy on Sunday (9).
Kevin Borlée verdedigde zondag de kleuren van Team Europe op de IAAF Continental Cup in het Tsjechische Ostrava. Het werd geen hoogvlieger voor de zilveren medaillewinnaar van het afgelopen EK: een zevende plaats op de 400 meter en een diskwalificatie op de 4x400 meter. Team Amerika haalde het in de eindstand voor Europa, dat zijn titel dus niet verlengde.
Kevin Borlée is zondag in 46.26 op de zevende plaats geëindigd op de 400 meter bij de mannen op de Continental Cup in het Tsjechische Ostrava.
The concluding event of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 displayed all the unpredictable entertainment we’ve come to expect of the mixed 4x400m, but in the end the result was anything but a surprise, Team Americas once again reigning supreme and taking a clear win in 3:13.01.
Noah Lyles ended his 100m breakout season on a high, battling Su Bingtian of China and Team Asia-Pacific to add the IAAF Continental Cup title to his growing collection of accolades.
Had Team Americas not already played, and won, on their joker for the men’s events on the second day, then Paul Chelimo and Mohammed Ahmed would have done them proud in the men’s 3000m, where they took first and second place respectively in a race where the elimination element loomed huge.
Huihui Lyu closed out a great year with victory in the women’s javelin in the final field event of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018, the Asia-Pacific thrower getting the best of Europe’s Christin Hussong in the head-to-head final.
Gong Lijiao added a Continental Cup win to her World Championships title as she came through for victory in the shot put in Ostrava. Gong only had the third best mark of the day overall at 19.63m, but she delivered when it mattered, defeating the American Raven Saunders in the final round.
Running with the composed confidence of a world champion, Elijah Manangoi dispatched his rivals from around the globe for the second straight year with a peerless performance to win the 1500m at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.